Geology plays key role in seismic attribute studies

The geologist has a key role to play in seismic attribute studies. As employed here, the term "seismic attribute study" refers to an attempt to empirically correlate (using regression, geostatistics, neural networks, or other means) one or several seismic attributes with reservoir properties derived from well information in an attempt to predict what those properties will be away from existing well control.1The well information can include log-derived measures (e.g., net pay, average porosity) or production indicators (pressure, cumulative production, etc.). Typically, such studies are conducted on 3D data sets.Many successful case studies have been reported. However, emphasis on the math...

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